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TAYLOR-HALLDORSON, Kay

March 10, 1929 – Invermay, Saskatchewan
February 17, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Kay Taylor-Halldorson, also known as Kate or Katherine, formerly of Prince Albert and Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, passed away in the presence of family on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the age of 85 years.

Kay is survived by her children Charles Taylor (Janet Ballantyne), Drew Taylor (Gail Owen), Ross Taylor (Connie Abrey), and Pam Taylor-Bailey (Kent Bailey), all of Calgary, and Brent Taylor (Gillian Channen) of Barrie, Ontario. Kay will be sadly missed by her loving grandchildren David, Sean, Daniel, Jocelyn, Gillian, Meredith and Fiona Taylor, and Jackson, Molly, and Wyatt Bailey, and her special great-grandson Jayden Kendall. Deeply mourning Kay are her brothers Abraham Peirson and Fred (Gayle) Peirson, and sisters Olga (Joe) Barteski, Lucy Michaud, Jessie Morris, and Margaret (Bud Olsen) Peirson. Kay will be also forever fondly remembered by her step-children, Jake (Frances) Halldorson, Norm (Elsie) Halldorson, and Noreen (Terry) Markusson and all their loving children and grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her first husband William “Bill” Taylor of Prince Albert, her second husband, Konrad “Kon” Halldorson of Foam Lake, her son Edward, her parents Robert and Anna Peirson, sisters Barbara and Martha, and her brothers Robert and Herman.

Kay was born in Invermay, Saskatchewan and grew up in a large and loving farm family. She attended Normal School (teacher’s college) and taught in a one room school house up until her marriage in 1952 to Bill Taylor. Kay and Bill lived in Invermay until 1962, and together with the first three children Charles, Drew and Ross, moved to Prince Albert, where she again spent the majority of her time raising children, with Brent and Pamela arriving in the late 60’s. In Prince Albert Kay was an active member of the former Nisbet Memorial United Church, running the church’s Sunday School operations and taking an active role in the United Church Women at both the local and provincial level. She developed a sideline business that grew out of her hobby as a seamstress, and sewed for a vast number of people in Prince Albert, later working part-time at the Co-op showcasing sewing machines, and even later on at a local women’s boutique doing alterations.

In 1989, after the loss of her husband Bill, while she was still recovering from her own brief bout of cancer, she devoted herself to her new-found interest in the Order of the Eastern Star, again at both the local and provincial level, eventually holding the office of Esther at provincial Chapter. Through Eastern Star she met Kon Halldorson, and after a brief whirlwind romance, she married Kon in 1991 and subsequently split her time between Prince Albert and Kon’s farm near Foam Lake, the majority of time being in Foam Lake, where she was both welcomed and beloved by her new family and friends.

After Kon’s death in 2002, Kay returned to Prince Albert and stayed until 2007, when failing health necessitated a move to assisted care near family in Calgary, living at the Chartwell Eau Claire residence initially, and subsequently to Carewest’s Rouleau Manor and finally Royal Park, where her last few years were spent, until her passing there. Kay’s family will be forever grateful for the compassionate and loving care she received at all three facilities, and deeply thankful to all the staff that assisted Kay through these years.

Kay was a bright, funny, and loving woman with a smile that would light up a room. We were all privileged to have her in our lives, and deeply and profoundly mourn her death.

A private family service will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Kay Taylor-Halldorson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Angella & Troy Markusson :

    Grandma Kay brought us so much joy and love. We will miss her dearly.

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  2. Noreen and Terry :

    There is wonderful peace in knowing she is now at peace with her Lord.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all her family.

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  3. Mary Hadley, Carla, Lois, Raeleen and families :

    Charles, Drew, Ross, Brent, Pam and families.

    Sorry to hear about your mother’s passing away. We had lots of fun times living next door to each other for many years. Thinking of you

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  4. Iris Hainstock :

    My deepest condolences to all and especially the Taylor family whom I remember fondly.
    I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  5. Cindy Hainstock :

    My Deepest Sympathies for all the families and especially the Taylor family, in the loss of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I remember her fondly and all of you as well.

    Cindy

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